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PaLA Conference Poster Sessions

October 15 – 18, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh – GreenTree
We hope you will plan to attend the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference to take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh–Greentree, located in a Pittsburgh suburb with close proximity to city attractions.  The PaLA Conference offers numerous ways to further your career with innovative educational programming and opportunities to network with your peers in the library community. 

Poster sessions provide an informal forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful program ideas or innovations with colleagues. An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally and answers questions from those viewing the poster. The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. If you have an idea for a program or study that you’d like to share, we invite you to present a poster!

The deadline for submission of poster proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

For more information about the conference, and to access the link to the session proposal form, visit the 2017 Conference Information Page.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!

International Journal of Library and Information Services

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

 Published by IGI Global: www.igi-global.com

 

 http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Invitation

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) is to disseminate emerging research in library service innovation, and provide a venue for librarians, researchers, professionals, vendors, and academics to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, scholarly perspectives, and applications in the field.

 

Coverage

  • Administration and management
  • Building design
  • Conceptual models
  • Creative programming
  • Customer involvement
  • Digital Tools
  • Disruptive innovation
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning space toolkits
  • Literacy programs
  • Metadata creation and management
  • Money-saving initiatives
  • New product development
  • Organizational structures
  • Service development
  • Service-dominant logic
  • Technology adoption

 

Submission

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–8,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

 

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Inquiries can be forwarded to IJLIS@igi-global.com.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

 

 

 

We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

Call for Essays

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?

This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java…); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,…); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

*   How you started in library I.T.
*   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
*   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
*   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
*   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
*   Changes you’d like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
*   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
*   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June – July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1
For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.com<mailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com>

About the Editors:
Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries. She is an active member in LITA.

Journal of Web Librarianship special issue on Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Many digital repositories and digital collections have been created in recent decades in academic and research libraries. As digital items are put into digital repositories, associated metadata records need to be effective for external indexing by search engines in order to be discovered. Current literature includes some discussion pertaining to digital resources discovery, metadata evaluation, search engine indexing, and search engine optimization strategies. However, due to the distinct options of digital repository software, the complexity of metadata schemas, the variety of formats of digital items, and the ambiguity of search engine indexing strategies, researchers have not come to an agreement about which metadata schema is the best to use, because the choice varies based on the format of the particular digital file, the repository system being used, and the search engine being queried. This journal issue aims to explore these approaches and offer insights into the current literature debating digital collection metadata and its discoverability on the Internet.

Subject Coverage

This special issue offers a platform for researchers to discuss topics relevant to the potential combination of best strategies regarding metadata, digital repositories, digital formats, search engine indexing, and Internet discovery. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to Digital Collection Metadata Evaluation, Digital Repository Systems Evaluation, Digital Collection Development, Indexing Evaluation of Digital Formats, Search Engine Indexing, Search Engine Algorithm Evaluation, and Internet Discovery on Digital Repositories.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Original Research
  • Evaluation of metadata of digital collections
  • Evaluation of digital repository system pertaining to facilitating content discoverability
  • Evaluation of search engine indexing on metadata or digital file formats
  • Evaluation of search engine algorithm and/or search engine optimization
  1. Case Studies
  • Best strategies for facilitating Internet discovery of digital collections
  • Best practices for developing and promoting digital collections on the Internet
  • Workflows for optimizing digital collection and metadata development

Important dates

  • Full paper submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib: March 30, 2017
  • Notification of decision: June 30, 2017
  • Revised submission: July 31, 2017
  • Final acceptance notification: August 31, 2017
  • Final version of paper: September 30, 2017
  • Publication: December, 2017

Guest Editors

Le Yang

Digital Initiatives Librarian

Texas Tech University

yanglegd@yahoo.com

 

Joy M. Perrin

Digital Resources Librarian

Texas Tech University

joy.m.perrin@ttu.edu

Editor-In-Chief

Hannah Gascho Rempel

jweblib@gmail.com

The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship.  Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.

For more information on this special issue, see the Call for Papers website.

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian: LACUNY Institute 2017

Call for Proposals
Date: May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services (interim), at Columbia University Libraries
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.
The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.
Example topics include but are not limited to:
  *   Impact of current events on library trends
  *   Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  *   Impact of technology
  *   Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
  *   Diversity & inclusion,
  *   Career planning, professional development
  *   Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
  *   MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
  *   Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  *   Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy
The Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
  *   Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
  *   Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
  *   Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
  *   Poster sessions
Please submit proposals, including a 300-500 word abstract by February 1, 2017
The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to the 2017 LACUNY Institute Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, kbugg@citytech.cuny.edu or Simone L. Yearwood at Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference

Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:

●      Electronic resource life cycle and management

●      Collection analysis and development

●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing

●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources

●      Licensing and legal framework

●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices

●      Scholarly communication

●      Life cycle of print serials

●      Workflow of print resources

●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community

●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments

●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians

●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:

●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.

●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)

●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.

●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.

●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!


Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

NASIG 32nd Annual Conference

Racing to the Crossroads
June 8 to 11, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.  Proposals reflecting the conference theme will be especially valued.

As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies.

Program topics inspired by the Core Competencies include:

●      Electronic resource life cycle and management

●      Collection analysis and development

●      Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing

●      Technology and providing access to electronic resources

●      Licensing and legal framework

●      Standards, initiatives, and best practices

●      Scholarly communication

●      Life cycle of print serials

●      Workflow of print resources

●      Effective communication with those within and without the library community

●      Supervision and management of staff in electronic and print serials departments

●      Personal qualities of electronic and/or print serials resources librarians

●      Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources

Please use the online form to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on December 13, 2016.

Please note the following:

●     The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.

●     Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

●     Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (prog-plan@nasig.org)

●     Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses.

●     All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference.

●     NASIG may provide online live streaming of presentation sessions, and all speakers will be required to give NASIG the right to stream this content.

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: prog-plan@nasig.org

We look forward to a great conference in Indianapolis!

Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

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Leigh Ann DePope

Publicist, NASIG, Inc.
publicist@nasig.org | @NASIG
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Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services

The ALCTS Interest Group, Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services (RPLTS-IG) is seeking proposals for presentations at ALA Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta. RPLTS-IG will meet on January 21st, from 10:30am — 11:30am.
This year’s Midwinter tagline is “The Conversation Starts Here”, and to capitalize on that concept, we are particularly interested in proposals that can start conversations and elicit positive changes in library technical services. Presenters will be allotted approximately 20 minutes, with a short time for questions after the presentations.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
–Special issues of diversity in technical services
–Fostering relationships and collaboration between technical services and other departments
–Advocacy for the needs of both professionals and paraprofessionals
If you are interested in presenting, please email Paul (p-
burley@northwestern.edu) and Mingyan (mli5@uic.edu) your presentation topic and brief description by Monday November 21, 2016.
Thank you!

ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG)

The ALCTS/LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group (LLD-IG) seeks proposals for its meeting on Saturday, January 21st at 8:30-10:00 AM during the 2017 ALA
Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. LLD-IG facilitates active
conversation among librarians and information professionals to discuss
projects, ideas, and practical use cases related to library linked data. We
welcome proposals that offer practical applications of library linked data and
encourage audience participation and discussion.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
• Linked data projects in libraries, museums, archives, and other
information communities.
• Developing tools to support cataloging, organizing, browsing, and
discovering resources using linked data.
• Developing ontologies or linked data applications.
• Collaborative linked data projects among diverse communities.

Please email proposals to Jee Davis (j.davis@austin.utexas.edu) and Anne
Washington (awashington@uh.edu) by November 14th, 2016. Your proposal should
include:
•       Proposal title
•       Proposal description (up to 150 words)
•       Name and position of presenter

We will notify you by Wednesday, November 23rd, if your proposal has been
accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Jee Davis (Co-chair) and Anne Washington (Co-chair)

Social and collaborative learning supported through technology (special issue) in BULLETIN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

​​​​​Call For Articles – BULLETIN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON LEARNING  TECHNOLOGY (ISSN 2306-0212) http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/bulletin
publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning
Technology (TCLT)

* Special Theme: Social and collaborative learning supported through
technology
* Deadline for submission: November 14, 2016
* Peer-reviewed
The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT) aims
at publishing and disseminating current research about new and emerging
learning technologies as well as their design, usage, application, and
evaluation in different contexts of technology enhanced learning.

The special theme of this issue will focus on topics related to social and
collaborative learning supported through technology, including (but not
limited to) research on concepts and design of collaborative learning
systems and/or the use of technology to support social/collaborative
learning; practical applications of social and/or collaborative learning
through technology; systems and tools that support social and/or
collborative learning; case studies, exploratory studies and pilot studies
on social learning and/or collaborative learning supported through
technology; and evaluations and assessments of technology, systems and tools
that support social and/or collaborative learning.

Articles that are not in the area of the special theme are most welcome as
well and will be published in the regular article section. The Bulletin of
the Technical Committee on Learning Technology invites research articles for
the next issue. This issue will be published in Volume 18, Issue 3.
*** All research articles will go through a thorough peer-reviewing process
***
Submission procedure:

1. Authors have to follow the IEEE author guidelines when preparing their
articles (please see http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/authors-guidelines for
further information)

2. The articles in the bulletin are limited to 4 pages. Over-length articles
will not be published.

3. The manuscripts should be either in Word or RTF format. Any figures used
in the contributions would be required separately in a graphic format (gif
or jpeg). The figures should also be embedded in the text at appropriate
places.

4. To submit your article, please go to
http://ieeetclt.athabascau.ca/bulletin/pkp-ojs/index.php/tclt/login and
login (or click on “Not a user? Register with this site” to register). Once
you are logged in, please click the “New Submission” button to submit your
article.
For further information please see http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/bulletin
and http://ieeetclt.athabascau.ca/bulletin/pkp-ojs/index.php/tclt/index.

For any questions, please contact us at: tclt-bulletin@ieee.org
Best regards,
Sabine Graf
Charalampos Karagiannidis
(Editors of the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology)